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Highlighters out: this is the TV to watch over Christmas and the New Year

From Dracula to duffel coats, these are the programmes to set a reminder for—or circle in the TV guide—now

By Chris Harvey   Winter Special

Claes Bang plays the Count in BBC One's Dracula.

A Bear Called Paddington & A Man Called Michael

BBC Two, Boxing Day (to be confirmed)

With Paddington 2 ambling into several films of the decade lists, this well-timed documentary revisits the bear from “darkest Peru” and his maker. Michael Bond was in his early thirties when he first drew on his memories of wartime evacuee children to shape Paddington’s personality (whose famous blue duffel coat, drawn by original illustrator Peggy Fortnum, was based on Bond’s army surplus one). The Brown family…

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